Advising occurs differently at every institution. As a transfer student, know that High Point University places a significant importance upon the cooperative, working relationship between advisor and advisee. Upon entry to the University, the Registrar’s Office will complete a Transfer Equivalency Report and a Program Evaluation (Degree Audit) for each student who transfers to the university.  Copies of these will be sent to the advisor to whom the student has been assigned by the Office of Academic Services. A student may also complete a “Program Evaluation” using their Student Planning Portal.

It is, of course, very important that the advisor and transfer advisee review the Transfer Equivalency Report and the Program Evaluation (degree audit) prior to advising. (Any questions about transfer courses, hours awarded, etc. can be directed to the Registrar’s Office. A plan of study for the coming semester (as well as a tentative academic schedule through to graduation) can then be developed.  See the Undergraduate Bulletin for additional information.

Selecting courses that meet general education requirements as well as courses to fulfill the requirements of the major is a cooperative task between advisee and their advisor. The General Education Curriculum listed in the Undergraduate Bulletin is your starting point. A student should always develop a tentative schedule prior to meeting with their advisor each time for registration.


Requirements of your major may be found elsewhere on this website under Majors. Students may take a total of 12-18 credit hours per semester: 12 credits minimum required for full-time status; 18 credits is the maximum credit load; overloads of 19 or more require permission from the Dean of your College or School.

NOTE: Transfer students need to refer to their “Transfer Equivalencies Evaluation” for credit awarded for appropriate courses.


  • ALL courses are one semester in length. You are only registering for one semester of a course (not an entire year).
  • Courses are by credit hour – most courses are four credit hours. (It takes 128 credit hours to graduate.)
  • Try to avoid taking 3 back-to-back courses. It is generally a good idea, anyway, not to have three courses back-to-back anytime. Two courses back-to-back are usually okay.
  • Try to avoid scheduling all of your courses on M-W-F or TUES-THURS. It may sound good, but doesn’t work well for most students. Spread them out. If possible, the best is half on M-W-F and half on T-TH.
  • Courses are generally numbered according to academic credits: 1000-level courses are freshmen courses; 2000-level for sophomores; 3000-level for juniors; 4000-level for seniors.
  • You may DROP/ADD and change courses through the first week of classes. The last day to DROP a course with a “W” is the Friday after Fall or Spring break, as appropriate. See your advisor for assistance!


Transfer students should also refer to these other pages:

Upperclassmen: Schedule Planning

Graduate School Planning